Do you know that October 29th 2016 are World Stroke Day. This day are another highpoint in the campaign to reduce the global burden of stroke.
World Stroke Day 2016 recognizes that although stroke is a complex medical issue, there are ways to significantly reduce its impact. This year’s campaign is “Stroke is Treatable” with the tagline of: Lives can improve with better awareness, access, and action.
he key objectives are:
To raise awareness of the incidence of stroke world-wide and the fact that Stroke is Treatable.
To highlight the importance of improved outcomes from access to best-practice evidence-based treatments:
Knowing the FAST signs of stroke and getting treatment saves lives and improves recovery.
Promoting admission to Stroke Units.
Highlighting conditions for best-practice treatments such as clot-busting drugs, and mechanical clot retrieval.
Acknowledging that rehabilitation is a critical step in the treatment process.
Highlighting secondary prevention treatments and lifestyle changes.
To encourage everyone to take action to drive awareness and push for better access to stroke treatments.
Advocacy action can occur at all levels including individual, health care professional, governments and decision makes.
The new World Stroke Organization Global Stroke Services Guidelines will be promoted to health professionals as even with limited resources, they can do something to improve care.
The new World Stroke Organization Advocacy Toolkit will be promoted to increase the effectiveness of advocacy at a local level. (WorldStrokeCampaign )
The annual event was started in 2006 by the World Stroke Organization(WSO)and the WSO declared stroke a public health emergency in 2010. The WSO now has an ongoing campaign that serves as a year-round interface for advocacy, policy, and outreach to support strides and continue progress made on World Stroke Day.
|What You Need TO Know About Stroke|
It’s important to know that strokes are treatable thanks to advancements in medicine.
The efficient way to spot a stroke is through “FAST”: face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, and time to call expertise.